(Que Paso with syllables reversed) = What's up/how are you?
alla la vida - expression of surprise, like 'oh my god'.
alla la maquina - also expression of surprise.
chuleta - shoot! Covering up an intended curse.
Comarca/ Comarca Indigenas = Indian Reservation, an autonomous land where the indigenous people of Panama live
Pretty/ priti - cool, example "que pretty"
rakataka - ghetto or a troublemaker
ex.) el es un rakataka = he is a troublemaker
Diablo Rojo = Bus, but literally says Red Devil. This is due to the painted buses of Panama.
Pato = Gay, literally a duck but is a slang word for gay.
ex.) el es un pato = he is gay
Tortilla = What Venezuelans and Colombians call Arepas
Chichas = Natural fruit juice based beverages
ejemplo: Chicha Arroz con PiÃ±a (Rice and Pineapple drink)
Chicheme = Corn based beverage, similar to Mexican Atole
Patacones = Fried Plantains, what Puerto Ricans call Tostones
Macaron/Macaroni = Pasta, any shape
Chinos/Chinitos = Literally means Chinese, however Panamanians use this term to describe all people of Asian descent.
Pampers - Panamanians very rarely use the word paÃ±al (diaper) example: compraremos pampers para el bebe (We need to buy diapers for the baby)
chanti/shanti = house, similar to English slang "my crib"
example: vamos a mi shanti = lets go to my house
Pickup = Pickup Truck
cornflake= any kind of cereal
ex. Quiero comer cornflake I want to eat cereal